Father Watches Helplessly As Intruder Kills Family

Police in Austin, Texas said last week that the San Antonio man arrested for a deadly shooting rampage in Bexar County and Austin refused to give investigators any clues about his motive, KSAT reported.

Shane James Jr., 34, was arrested in Austin on December 5 following a string of attacks that left six people, including his parents, dead.

During a December 12 press conference, Austin Police provided a timeline of the rampage which began at 10:41 a.m. on December 5 when James shot Austin ISD officer Val Barnes while he was in his patrol vehicle. After firing at Barnes, James got into a dark gray Nissa Versa and drove away. The officer, who was shot in both legs, drove himself to seek help.

Just before noon, police received a report of a drive-by shooting on Shadywood Drive where James reportedly walked up to Emmanuel Pop Ba and shot him. The victim’s friend, 24-year-old Sabrina Rahman, ran to the door of the home pushing her baby’s stroller. James is seen on surveillance footage getting out of a vehicle and running after her before returning to the vehicle and leaving the scene.

Pop Bo was pronounced dead at the scene. Rahman was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Another man was then shot while riding his bike on Slaughter Lane at 5:47 p.m.

At 6:49 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a man who reported that his alarm system notified him of a burglary. The man saw James on surveillance video kicking in the door of his home while his wife and adult daughter were inside.

Police arrived at the home within two minutes and James ran into the backyard where he fired at one of the officers, shooting him multiple times. James then drove away in a stolen Acura with police in pursuit.

Officers found the bodies of Katherine Short, 56, and Lauren Short, 30, inside the home.

At 7:00 p.m., James lost control of the Acura and crashed into another vehicle. He exited the vehicle and surrendered to police.

About 45 minutes after his arrest, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office went to James’ residents in the Mission Hill community to perform a welfare check. After forcing their way into the home, sheriff’s deputies discovered the bodies of James’ parents, Shane James Sr., 56, and Phyllis James, 55.

James Jr. was arrested on multiple charges, including four counts of capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.